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How would one become a Lord of the Nine Hells? [closed]

Basically, I've read all the lore surrounding devils and demons in d&d and I was wondering if this was possible. I thought that the best process would to be a Warlock with the Fiend Patron, ...
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Suggest character name for a Monk [duplicate]

I'm going to play a Monk character soon and I'm stuck a little bit with choosing a proper name for him. The character is calm, considered, has a buddhist type personality. I'm looking for a (probably ...
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Does Water Walk include ice as a terrain it affects?

Water Walk in DnD 3.5e specifies ice among the surfaces Water Walk lets you traverse as if it were solid ground, eliminating the difficult terrain penalties ice normally imposes: The transmuted ...
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Can one enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below?

In a session today we were camped out in a Leomund's Tiny Hut and the DM determined that since it is described as a dome, the bad guys (Wraiths, so they are incorporeal) could enter the area from ...
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How to give a ''secret agent'' feel to a game? [closed]

I am planning a one on one Fate game and I want it to feel and play like a secret agent story (think James Bond, Bourne, Taken, etc. maybe even a hint of heist movies as well, aka Ocean's eleven) My ...
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What are the primary differences between a Wizard and a Magus?

I'm getting set to get back into DMing for the first time in a couple years. One of the people I have interested in participating in my game wants to be a Magus for a class. Back when I DMed, I never ...
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How far into the sky does the corpse of Jormungandr extend in the Day After Ragnarok setting?

I’m running a weekly Savage Worlds campaign using the “Day After Ragnarok” setting. The premise of this setting is that Hitler, realizing that the war was lost, directed his Occult researchers to ...
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How can I run a game of D&D sporadically?

I recently started running a game of D&D 5e for 4 brand-new roleplayers. I designed a short adventure to introduce them to RPGs and to the D&D system and they enjoyed it a lot and wanted more. ...
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What factors justify the decision to change Barkskin from a bonus to its current 5e wording?

The D&D 5e rules for barkskin: […] the target's AC can’t be less than 16, regardless of what kind of armor it is wearing. In 3.x, barkskin provided "a +2 enhancement bonus to the creature’s ...
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How to solve players arguing with the GM over mechanics?

This is related to another post but the situation is a little different. I had a rocky session recently with my players. If you want to know more about that: this question gives some background. I ...
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How Could ship combat work? [closed]

A friend and I are wanting to run a smaller D&D 5E campaign set on the high seas, however the naval combat rules seem a little sparse. Most of the information I have found has been located on ...
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How to solve over-discussion in combat?

Recently I was GMing a D&D 5e party with my friends online, and for the most part we were having a good time, but in a recent session we hit a rather large speed bump. I had an easy encounter ...
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Is the 'Tough' feat's additional health still added when Wild Shaped/Shapeshifted?

Following on from this question: Do any feats carry over when in Wild Shape? It seems all feats carry over to your new form if your new form is capable of using them (so Mounted Combatant and ...
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What is incorrect with my Anydice logic for 'Weapons of the Gods' roll mechanics?

While scouting Actual Play write-ups, I have encountered a reference for an interesting dice-rolling mechanic. For a test, players roll a pool (3-7) of d10 (but 0..9 not 1..10). The value coming ...
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How do I protect my squishy friends from ranged attackers?

I'm playing in a 13th Age campaign as a tank. She's a Fighter built to deal moderate damage, but have lots of hit points and good PD/AC. I have the ability that gives enemies −4 to disengage, and I ...
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With Extra Attack, can you bite twice in Wild Shape?

Dire Wolf for example only has Bite listed as Actions, not Attacks. If it is not a general attack, but a special type of Action, it can only be used on the Wolf's turn. So it can not make an ...
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What happens with a surprise round in this situation?

Characters peek through a doorway and see 5 goblins fighting a giant badger. The rogue decides to sneak in around the goblins. The rest of the party wants to wait by the door, hidden and peeking in. ...
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What are the Rules of Hidden Club?

I'm playing a rogue in a 4th edition game. It hasn't come up yet, but I'm pretty sure that I'm going to need to hide, possibly in combat, at some point in the near future. I'm aware that there are a ...
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Does a Master Alchemist allow an Alchemist Savant brew 9th level Universal Potions?

Regarding a build mentioned in KRyan's answer to a question: Does a Master Alchemist's... Brew Potion (9th): As Brew Potion (4th), except that the master alchemist can brew potions of 9th-level ...
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Can Know Your Enemy be used repeatedly?

The 7th level Battle Master feature Know Your Enemy allows a Fighter to spend a minute of noncombat interaction with someone to determine relative values (higher, lower, or equal to the user) for 2 ...
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Can a Spectral Weapon take damage?

During a session, we ran across a scenario whereby one of the player's weapons (a Javelin) would do a sort of lightning strike through several squares - including the one my spectral weapon (from the ...
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Does 5e have any kind of permanent injury rules?

In my last game, an unfortunate circumstance befell my character: I was engaged with two ghosts, however, the "master" of the ghosts (who had been appearing and disappearing at random) had just ...
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Can you Multiattack twice with the Extra Attack Feature?

Assume the character build Any Monk 5/Moon Druid 2, wildshaped into a Brown Bear: On their turn, can they use their attack action twice to multiattack?
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Can any attack action trigger Flurry of Blows?

Reading over the Monk I saw that for Martial Arts: When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action. This ...
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Our DM is trying to kill us [duplicate]

So I posted a similar question previously (How can I suggest the DM stop trying to kill us?) which was just about general gameplay; the outcome of which was that is just how the die rolls, which is ...
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Traveller 5: Where do I find the list of knowledges that I can chose from after attending ANM School?

I'm using v5.09 in PDF. Where do I find the list of knowledges that I can chose from after attending ANM School?
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What legal issues will I have with copying themes and ideas from existing RPG's?

So I've ben building a tabletop RPG for quite a few years, gone through all the mechanics, we have a timeline laid out for doing a TON of playtesting (individually, local friends, local game stores, ...
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Will there be a public beta for the Witcher RPG? [on hold]

Sometime ago, CD Project Red announced a Witcher table top RPG game powered by the Fuzion system -- from Cyberpunk 2020. Since then, not much more information was released. Will there be a public ...
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Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?

The Enforcer feat activates "Whenever you deal nonlethal damage with a melee weapon". If a magus delivers Frostbite through a weapon with their Spellstrike, will it proc the Enforcer feat?
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How do I create a custom monster to challenge my lvl 8-9 party? [closed]

I have been running a campaign now for roughly six months (we meet up twice a month). I currently have my party hunting for 5 dwarvish bells to bring a part of a floating city down to collect it the ...
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Can you get three attacks on a single creature just from its movement

If a character has Tunnel Fighting and Polearm mastery, could a character get up to 3 opportunity attacks, on a single creature, in the same turn, just from that creatures movement? Once for entering ...
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Multi-hit spell - Multiple smaller Concentration checks or one larger one?

Some spells like magic missile and scorching ray can strike a target multiple times. I recently had cause to consider using a damage spell to disrupt an opponent's spellcasting - and realized I'm not ...
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Should a history skill check let a PC identify a language?

I have a player who argues that a History check should allow a PC to identify a language. In the past I ruled it a hard 'no' but always made an exception if a player can somehow justify it; e.g., "I ...
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Hostage Situation: Do you miss, hit the hostage, or chance of either one?

Does holding someone hostage give partial cover and is there a chance of hitting the hostage if you miss hitting the intended target that is holding the hostage? My opinion is that it should trigger ...
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Can you move your Mage Hand and use Versatile Trickster at the same time?

The Mage Hand spell states that You can move the hand up to 30 feet each time you use it. The Rogue Archetype Arcane Trickster gets Versatile trickster at 13th level, and it says You gain ...
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How do you determine the success of a nonweapon proficiency that the character doesn't have?

In AD&D 2nd Edition, if a character, for example, has the Fishing Nonweapon Proficiency, the rules are clear about how to determine their success at fishing: Each hour the character spends ...
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How are the costs for creating Communal Scrolls figured in Pathfinder?

In a thread on the Paizo forums someone asked a question about scroll costs, and what are some of the best scrolls to scribe versus not scribing; and communal scrolls were mentioned. However another ...
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What can I use to give hints about forgotten memories without repeating myself? [closed]

I am building a campaign for my players. I want them to have been experimented on by some evil wizard/sorcerer, and have lost memories of what happened, only knowing that something major happened and ...
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Do Bloody Assault and Bleeding Attack stack?

I was wondering if Bloody Assault and Bleeding Attack stack with each other. They both say that they don't stack with themselves but neither specifies whether it stacks with other bleeding effects.
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Is there a playable correlation between CR and level in 5e?

Let's say that I'm about to run a combat-heavy 3rd level one-shot for a group of players. Balance and challenge rating is still very important, but one of my players says he'd like to play a humanoid ...
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1answer
468 views

Does a Warlock receive the benefit of their familiar's Magic Resistance trait?

The Warlock has access to special forms for their Find Familiar spell through the Pact of the Chain feature. I'm wondering if these special forms, the Quasit, Imp, and Pseudodragon in particular, ...
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Is it possible to have a Eidolon that is also a weapon?

Are there any rules for using another character as a weapon? Specifically an Eidolon. From what little I can find on the topic the weapon PC would count as an improvised weapon of some club variety. ...
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Can a shocking grasp spell be delivered with a melee weapon?

I'm playing a wizard in a D&D 3.5 campaign and I normally use the "shocking grasp" spell with unarmed attack (basically, touching the target). Occasionally tough were encounter enemies that it's ...
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My party bypassed a combat encouter. Should they still get XP?

Some thug bandits set up a road block on the main road to extract a toll from passerbys. It was twilight when my party encountered them. They used the Rogue to scout ahead, and they ultimately decided ...
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Does an Adventurers League DM get XP awarderd for running Lost Mine of Phandelver?

I am about to start running a Lost Mine of Phandelver group and I am wondering if I would get any experience credit from running it. If so, how much would it be?
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Dresden Files: what is the long-term endgame potential of Mere Mortals?

My group is about to start a long-term campaign in Dresden Files. We know that long-term character advancement is important to us, with an eventual high-power endgame story arc. Most of the ...
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2answers
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Magus : pool strike - arcing(SU) and critical damage

Pool Strike Benefit: The magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a standard action to charge his free hand with energy. He can make a melee touch attack with that hand as a free action as ...
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Magus : pool strike - arcing(SU) and attack of opportunity

Pool Strike, Arcing Benefit: The magus can expend 1 additional point from his arcane pool when using the pool strike arcana. If his attack hits, the magus can target a number of enemies within 15 ...
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Can a magus' Arcing Pool Strike hit the same enemy more than once?

Pool Strike Benefit: The magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a standard action to charge his free hand with energy. He can make a melee touch attack with that hand as a free action as ...
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What determines how much XP I reward each session?

I know that if characters role play toward their motivation they should get 5xp for it but generally are there any other guidelines for awarding xp regarding combat or story objectives?

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